New York Program Receives Record Number of Applications

February 18 Deadline for 2008 AGBU Paris and Yerevan Summer Internships
New York Program Receives Record Number of Applications


AGBU is currently accepting applications for its 2008 summer internship
programs in Paris and Yerevan (PSIP and YSIP). Deadline for applications
for both programs is February 18, 2008. College-age students interested
in gaining professional work experience and cultural exploration in an
exciting metropolis with other Armenian peers are highly encouraged to
apply now.

The response to AGBU’s New York Summer Intern Program (NYSIP), which
concluded its application process on December 15, 2007, was
overwhelming, and the program received the highest number of
applications in its 20-year history. The AGBU internship programs are
well known in the community for placing interns in highly competitive
and valuable professional work environments. Students have been placed
in some of the most prestigious institutions in New York, Paris and
Yerevan. Past NYSIP participants have worked at the United Nations,
Sports Illustrated, New York 1 News, UBS Bank, Channel Thirteen, Merrill
Lynch and several prestigious law firms. Interns in Paris have held
positions at the Louvre Museum, Saint Anne Hospital, the Paris
Observatory and the Pierre and Marie Curie University. In only the
initial year of YSIP, AGBU interns in Yerevan have worked at the World
Health Organization, Foreign Ministry of the Republic of Armenia,
National Assembly, Central Bank, Cafesjian Museum Foundation and several
leading medical institutions.

In addition to gaining professional experience and making network
connections in their fields of interest, interns also have the chance to
explore the unique cultures of their host city. The AGBU plans several
outings to the cities’ museums, restaurants, performing arts centers,
parks and major monuments.

When students are not caught up in the hustle and bustle of such
fascinating cities, they will also be given informational lectures on a
variety of worthwhile topics, like resume writing, interviewing, job
networking and Armenian culture and heritage from several prestigious
speakers. Interns also have the opportunity to give back to the
community through planned service opportunities.

The internship programs strive to give participants not only a solid
professional foundation and sense of city life, but also a sense of
personal growth. Many internship alumni continue to give back to the
programs through mentorship events and are now leaders in their fields
in various international cities.

Apply today as the deadline for PSIP and YSIP is fast approaching on
February 18, 2008. Students interested in receiving more information on
the AGBU programs can contact PSIP directly by emailing and YSIP by emailing All forms are
now available online at the AGBU website, under the
“Downloadable Forms” pull-down menu.

Sponsored by the AGBU President’s Club, the AGBU New York Summer Intern
Program (NYSIP) ( was established in 1987 by Vartkess and
Rita Balian, and continues to be under their supervision during this,
its 21st year. AGBU NYSIP places young, aspiring Armenians in eight-week
internships in the corporate, international, art and medical worlds of
New York, while providing a well-rounded program of Armenian cultural,
educational and community-service activities.

Sponsored by AGBU France District, the AGBU Paris Summer Intern Program
(PSIP) ( was established in 2003, placing young
aspiring Armenians in seven-week internships working for leading
organizations in Paris. Integral to the summer intern program is a
dynamic series of cultural, educational, and social activities.

Sponsored by the AGBU Central Board of Directors, the AGBU Yerevan
Summer Intern Program (YSIP) ( was established in 2007,
placing young aspiring Armenians in five-week internships in the
corporate, political, communications, and medical fields of Armenia. In
addition, there is an all-inclusive agenda of Armenian dance, language,
culture and history, plus weekend trips to various regions around the

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